Texas Bar 1980
U.S. District Court, Western District, TX 1982
U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit 1986
U.S. District Court, Northern District, TX 1987
U.S. Court of Claims 1994
U.S. Supreme Court 1997
U.S. District Court, Eastern District, WI 2007
U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit 2010
U.S. District Court, Eastern District, TX 2010


American Bar Association, White Collar Crime Committee, Ethics Gideon & Professionalism Committee
American Board of Trial Advocates, El Paso Chapter
(Treasurer, 1995; Vice President, 1996; President Elect, 1997; President, 1998)
Federal Bar Association
Litigation Council of America (Fellow)
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
State Bar of Texas District 17 Grievance Committee
(Member/Chairman, 1986-1992)
Texas Bar Association
Texas Bar Foundation (Fellow)
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
(Associate Director, 1992-1994; Executive Committee, 1995-1997, 2012-present;
       Director, 2007-present)
El Paso Bar Association
(Board of Directors, 1997-1998)
El Paso Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
(Board of Directors, 1988; Vice President, 1990; President, 2008)
El Paso Legal Assistance Society
(Board of Directors, 1982-2001; Chairman, 1986-1988)
El Paso Young Lawyers Association
(Board of Directors, 1983-1985; Treasurer, 1985-1986)


Southwestern Law Review, Survey of Criminal Law, 1985, 1986
El Paso Criminal Law Seminar, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000
Law Education Institute, Criminal Law, 1996
"Masters in Trial," ABOTA, 1995, 1998
"Winning Criminal Trials," TCDLA, 1998


Southwestern International Livestock Show & Rodeo, 1982-1997. Board of Directors, 1987-1997. Assistant Vice President, 1989-1990. Executive Vice President, 1990-1991. Vice Chairman, 1991-1994. Chief Executive Officer, 1994-1997.

El Paso Services for Children (Ronald McDonald House), Board of Directors, 1982-2004; Advisory Board, 2004-present; President, 1984-1985.

YMCA, Board of Directors, 1984-1990.

Leadership El Paso, participant, 1985.

Boy Scouts of America, Yucca Council, Board of Directors, 1990-2000.

Editor's Note: Story has been edited to clarify that there is an investigation by the NCAA.

The Associated Press contributed to this report